I had a phone call with an agent this morning who insisted that they have to do their own CRB despite me having 3 enhanced CRBs all less than 12 months old - one of them is a "portable" one. Out of principle, I said I wasn't willing to pay for yet another CRB and no longer wished to register with them. Her response: She offered to deduct the CRB cost from my earnings instead of asking me to pay up front. When I asked if she could guarantee work she said no but they have plenty and £44 is peanuts compared to what I could earn. When that didn't work she asked if I didn't think I was being short sighted about such a small amount of money. When that didn't work she asked why I'd submitted their enquiry form if I wasn't serious about supply work! I'm guessing she had some kind of quota to fill for new candidates, but I won't be one of them!